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This week in Reception

This week in Reception we welcomed the children back to school after the Easter holiday. The children have all been really happy to be reunited with their friends and adults and very quickly reacquainted themselves with the environment. In Literacy we have a new story: Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham. Mr Gumpy links in …

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This week in Reception…..

Wow! What another busy week we have had! We have continued our learning about Handa’s Surprise but this week we have innovated our own ideas. We began by changing the main character and fruits in the story. What do you think of our ideas? We tried really hard to use our phonics independently to write …

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This week in Reception

This week we have started a new story called Handa’s Surprise. We have started to explore the story further in Child Initiated Learning and have been doing some fantastic writing in our purple books.  We will keep you posted so keep an eye out for more amazing story writing soon! Here we are in explore …

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This week in Reception

Spring has sprung!Here is our Curiosity Cuboid ready for Easter. The children have enjoyed looking at it and spotting the signs of Easter. Understanding the World The children have been helping us to plant some seeds in the investigation area. They will be eagerly observing changes over time. PE We have begun our Jungle Gym …

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This week in Reception….

We had some lovely interactions with the baby chicks that hatched in Nursery and this also ties in nicely with our Owl Babies learning in Literacy. We have been excitedly following a live video of the chicks in action during our explore time! We think they are very cute! This week we have been using …

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This week in Reception

What have we been up to this week? Owl Babies Some new friends have come to visit us this week in Reception! They are called Sarah, Percy and Bill! Like us, these owl babies sometimes miss their mummy. This is a book which can help reassure children after a half term break, that they will …

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This Week in Reception

Looking after Property We have introduced Apple displays to help children know  which areas they are responsible for in tidy-up time, which so far has been a great success! This is helping the children learn to take care of property and respect our school. We will be rotating the names to ensure it is fair …

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This week in Reception

Another week, another celebration of all our fantastic learning! Reception have been busy learning all about Chinese New Year. We read some stories about the animals that had a race and enjoyed finding out which animal we are based on the year that we were born. 2024 is the year of the dragon, so we …

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This week in Reception

The children looked splendiferous as they entered school today! We really enjoyed becoming word detectives to find out the meaning of new words as well as celebrating the range of words we knew. Some children celebrated words in their home language, others chose words from their favourite sport and some from books, conversation and films! …

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This Week in Reception

Mindful Mondays & Expressive Art and Design The children in Reception are learning to, “Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings,” (Development Matters 2023) We have been finding out about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and finding out what sculptures are. As part of our learning we have …

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